MOFO 2016 was a much more low-key affair than previous years. Moved from the cavernous shed on Hobart’s waterfront to the MONA museum itself, it was a weekend of discovery, with performances popping up all over the place, and percussion was the running theme of the weekend.
While Flaming Lips were the big name act of the festival, it was many of the lesser known acts who really shone. As always with MOFO, it was full of surprises, with two of my favourites being acts working in genres I don’t normally like. Classical HERMESensemble from Belgium roamed the museum with dancers, interpreting the artworks through music and dance, while British rapper Kate Tempest had the audience transfixed on Sunday afternoon.